Flexible Decagons (IMAGE) Brown University Caption Researchers from Brown University have shown that a particular type of nanoparticle building blocks can assemble themselves into a quasicrystalline superlattice. The researchers showed that the particles form decagons (10-sided polygons), which them stitch together to form a lattice. The researchers showed that in order to fill in space in the lattice, the decagons flex into with polygons with five-nine sides. Credit Chen Lab / Brown University Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.